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The local guide from bump to 5

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activities

& Events Guide inside

free Your Father’s Day Messages Cooking with your child Eyecare for children

Win! Theatre Tickets Wistow Maze Tickets a Cuddly Bunny

plus.....news, articles, Clubs & Classes, Weekly activities Timetable, Competitions, Money Saving vouchers and plenty more...

Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Rushden, Thrapston and Surrounding areas


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WHAT’S ON AT NEWLANDS SHOPPING...

Come and see Peppa Pig and George Wednesday 14 June

newlands Shopping Centre | Kettering

Come and see The Gruffalo Wednesday 12 July ©1999 & TM Julia Donaldson /Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd

Peppa Pig©Astley Baker Davies Ltd/Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

Come and see Catboy & Owlette Wednesday 9 August

Come and see Ben & Holly Wednesday 13 September

PJ Masks ©Frog Box/ Ent. One UK Ltd/Disney 2014

©ABD Ltd/Ent. One UK Ltd 2008

All characters will appear at intervals throughout the day facebook.com/newlandsshoppingcentre

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Summer 2017

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warm, sunny welcome to our summer 2017 issue. As we all prepare for the long summer holiday ahead, turn to page 10 for our “Summer Activities and Events Guide” to find out what’s going on where. There’s plenty to keep the children entertained this summer as usual! Having been made aware that several regular classes had changed or stopped, our Weekly Activities Timetable, starting on page 45, has been checked and verified by us so should be fully up to date at the time of going to print. Not all these sessions will run throughout the summer though so please check with the organisers of a class before you turn up. As you browse the magazine, please remember that Time for Tots would not exist if it weren’t for all our lovely advertisers, so if you respond to something you see in the magazine, be it an advert, listing or editorial, please let them know where you saw it! Wishing you all a very happy, fun-filled summer making memories with your little ones, and for all the Father’s a very Happy Father’s Day on the 18th June! Until the autumn..... Vanessa

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Tots News The Curious Case of the Wistow Maze La Faire Bébé Summer ‘What’s On’ Guide Clubs and Classes Infant Aquatics Lead The Way... Giggles & Wiggles Classes Your Father’s Day Messages

Cooking with Your Child Time for Mum Beauty Tips for Busy Mums Childcare Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Birth Announcements Business Opportunities & Services Business Mum: Amy Donovan Party Services Weekly Activities Timetable Eyecare for Children Competitions Page Special Offers Index of Advertisers

How to contact us:

Tel: 0845 6439687 E-mail: info@timefortots.co.uk Facebook: timefortotsmagazine www.timefortots.co.uk Meet the team:

Vanessa Simpson - Editor Leanne Houghton - Sales & Admin Support

Our gorgeous front cover photograph was taken by the lovely Lindsey Arber Photography. See Lindsey’s advert on page 5. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the content of this magazine is up to date and accurate, ‘Time for Tots’ cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Neither does ‘Time for Tots’ endorse any of the companies, products or services that are advertised. Copyright on all written material and artwork produced by the ‘Time for Tots’ team remains with ‘Time for Tots’.


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Tots News

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idn’t we do well? 100 percent pass in our recent exams! We are so delighted that 80 exam candidates passed both ballet and tap exams at the recent session of National Association of Teachers of Dancing exams. Many students achieved very high marks and were awarded merits and distinctions. Christy - Ann Wilson achieved a merit in her Associate Tap exam, qualifying her to teach, and we welcome her to our team as she takes a beginners class on Mondays at Burton Latimer. Huge congratulations to all students - all the hard work has paid off! www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

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tagecoach Performing Arts are now taking bookings for their 2017 Summer Workshop, which will run from Monday 21st to Friday 25th August at Brambleside School in Kettering. Your child will have a fun and exciting week, making new friends, rehearsing lines, songs and dance routines, culminating in a performance where family and friends will become the audience on the final day. The Early Stages workshop will run from 9.45am to 12.45pm daily, and the Main School from 10am to 4pm daily. The workshop is open to all children, not just those that currently attend Stagecoach classes. Why not come and give Stagecoach a try? For more information, or to enrol, please contact Penny Calardo on 01234 828878, or e-mail: kettering@stagecoach.co.uk. You can also find out more and enrol online:

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The Curious Case of

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o mark the 130th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes novel, the award-winning Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of Sherlock himself, complete with deerstalker hat and pipe. “First conceived in 1887 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated millions of adults and children alike with his extraordinary brain, solving the most inexplicable of crimes over the decades. Now visitors to the Wistow Maze can put their own detective skills to the test, finding their way both through the maze and collecting different clues along the way”, explains Diana Brooks, owner of Wistow Maze. Opening this year on Wednesday 19th July, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze features three miles of intricate pathways carved through eight acres of living corn, with high level bridges and towers giving fabulous panoramic views. Diana continues: “The challenge is to find 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the paths of the giant maze. Each one will have a clue to help identify the culprit and solve the curious case of the Wistow Maze!” An excellent family day out, visitors can also take part in a variety of mini mazes and games in the Activity Funyard, which includes a space hopper track, hoopla and a football shooting game. Across the road is the Wistow Rural Centre with its cafe, garden centre, art gallery, model village and numerous shops, ensuring there really is something to satisfy all ages. Open: Wednesday 19th July to Sunday 3rd September daily; then weekends only until Sunday 17th September. 10am – 6pm Free Parking. Admission charges: Child £5.95 Adult £6.95 Family Ticket (2+2) £24 For more information call 07884 403889, or visit:

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La Faire Bébé Corby Bump, Baby & Toddler Event

Sunday 11th June, 10am to 3pm

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e want to bring you a local one stop shop event, with family-friendly shopping and all those essential local businesses that are geared up for expectant mums and families of young children. From Baby Clothing & Accessories, local Clubs & Classes to Childcare and even a Mum Zone for some much needed Me time! La Faire Bébé highlights include: Expert Information and Advice - baby massage, baby yoga, sleep support, children’s services, family first aid, antenatal preparation, birth support, hypnobirthing, postnatal support Superb Shopping - outstanding choice & value Family Fun - photography, competitions and giveaways, character mascot appearances, arts & crafts, pottery, story time, class trial sessions, demonstration zone Essential Facilities - Free car park, baby change facilities, refreshments, comfortable seating areas. We are very lucky to have such amazing local services available and we can’t wait to show them all off under one roof. Everything you need for bump, baby & you! We have a fabulous goody bag available for the first 150 advanced ticket holders (1 per family) which contains a free gift worth £15.95! Tickets are just £2 per adult when booked in advance and kids go free! Go to www.bookwhen.com/leeleaevents. All advanced tickets also get double entry into an amazing photography package giveaway worth a whopping £250, courtesy of Little Birds Photography. Please note complimentary tickets and those that pay on the day, don’t include a free goody bag . The price is also increased to £2.50 per adult on the door so we would recommend advanced booking. On the day you can also nominate your Daddy as ‘Best Daddy of La Faire Bébé’ with the winner getting a complimentary family meal at the Holiday Inn for Father’s day and a free pint for dad! Special mention to Show Sponsors: The Growing Tree, Oakley Bugz, Little Birds Photography, Busy Bees Day Nursery, Poppy Design Studio & The Earth Works Cosmetics. Also a big shout out to our media sponsor – Time for Tots Magazine – this magazine is a must have for all local parents!

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Summer Events June Wed 7th

Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park

Thu 8th

Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Sat 10th & Sun 11th

Thomas Weekend at Nene Valley Railway

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wed 7th to Thu 8th

“Ben & Holly” at The Royal & Derngate Theatre “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles, is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA awardwinning television animation live on stage. Ben and Holly live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. They have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood! Join Ben and Holly and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family. Running time approx. 1 hour 20 mins including interval Performances on Wednesday at 1pm & 4.30pm, and Thursday at 10am & 1pm. Tickets £14 & £16 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Wansford station will be transformed into a very special place....Thomas fans can expect plenty of fun with the superstar engine doing what he does best, meeting and greeting his friends!. Thomas will be hauling trains through the Tunnel to Yarwell. Lots of games for the family on the platform including a bouncy castle, children’s entertainer, face painting, and unlimited rides behind Thomas and Friends. Buy your tickets online at: www.nvr.org.uk

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Sat 10th & Sun 11th Wicksteed at War

Regular Events

See diary listings for actual dates

Nature Tots

Explore nature through the seasons with a Ranger led walk and craft activity. £3.50 per toddler or £3 if paid in advance. 10am to 11:30am. Booking essential, call Jo on 07703 160878. After a jaw dropping, action packed 2016 show attended by over 13,000 visitors, The Military Vehicle Trust is delighted to announce its return to Wicksteed Park for its 2017 annual show! Both days are public days where you can see: arena displays, stall holders, aircraft flybys and both vehicle and re-enactor exhibitors. A FREE event but usual car parking charges apply. www.wicksteedpark.org

Sun 11th

La Faire Bébé at the Holiday Inn, Corby

With over 30 stands, amazing shopping, fun activities, character meet and greets, a fun filled demonstration zone and lots more. 10am to 3pm. Pre-booked tickets £2 per adult, on the door. Under 16s free. To book tickets visit: https://bookwhen.com/leeleaevents

Wed 14th

Peppa Pig & George at the Newlands Centre

Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale Lots of pre-loved items (toys, clothes, DVDs, maternity clothes and equipment) at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre in Rushden. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 701161.

Pond Dipping with the Rangers Explore the underwater world of Stanwick Lakes in these 40 minutes sessions. £2.50 per child (£1 for Stanwick Lakes members). Booking is essential, call 01933 625522.

Pond Dipping & Mini Beast Hunts Hunt for the creepy crawlies in the undergrowth with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes. £2.50 per child (£1 for Stanwick Lakes members). Booking is essential, call 01933 625522.

Big Chef, Little Chef

Spend time with your child whipping up all kinds of delightful lunches in this parent and preschooler activity. Get messy in the kitchen without any of the mess! Hosted by Always Time to Bake in the Discovery Zone at Stanwick Lakes on alternate Fridays. 10.30am to 12pm. £6.50 per child. To book call Karen on 077920 13274 or email: kallworth9@gmail.com.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden Come and see Peppa Pig and George at the Newlands Centre in Kettering! Regular appearances throughout the day.

Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park

Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge at Lyveden New Bield. Available between 11am and 4pm.

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Fri 16th

Tue 20th

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

Sat 17th & Sun 18th

Medieval Festival in Wellingborough

Step back in time and enjoy being entertained! You will have a magical medieval experience, with activities and displays including: the Medieval music band, ferret racing, falconry display, archery, Circus Workshop, horses with knights in armour, re-enactors, dressing up for children and plenty more. The event take places across the town, at the museum, Croyland gardens and the Tithe Barn.

Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

Thu 22nd to Fri 23rd

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” at The Core at Corby

Sun 18th

Father’s Day at West Lodge Farm

Enjoy a three course carvery lunch at the Holiday Inn in Corby this Father’s Day (Sunday 18th June), with a free pint for every Dad! 12pm to 3pm. £15.95 per person, children under 12 half price. Call to book on 01536 401020.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, by author/ illustrator Eric Carle, comes to the stage in this critically acclaimed production featuring a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets. Four of Carle’s faithfully adapted stories are performed: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Performances on Thursday at 2pm & 4pm, and Friday at 11am & 2pm. Suitable for all ages. Tickets £10.50. www.thecorecorby.com

Jousting & Medieval Living History Village At Rockingham Castle

Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale

One for all the family, the grown up boys love this as much as the little ones. Come and look at a selection of farm machinery, some very old and some very modern day. Restaurant will be serving their own beef and local ale.

Father’s Day Lunch at the Holiday Inn

Sat 24th

10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. See Regular Events on page 11.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th

Fairy & Elves Weekend at West Lodge Farm

The Knights make a thrilling return to Rockingham Castle. With banners streaming, the glint of sun on steel bladed swords and axes, the armoured knights will fight it out on Horseback and on foot. Out in the arena there will be displays by armour clad warriors of sword and pike drills, skill at arms and combat prior to the jousters taking to the field. A fire-eating display, jester in the grounds and story telling for the children and adults are all set to entertain you. 12pm to 5pm. Admission charges apply. Visit: www.rockinghamcastle.com.

There’s magic in the air! Follow the Fairy trail around the farm, make a magic wand, fancy dress competition and face painting, as well as all the usual fun of the farm.

Fri 30th

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

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Summer & Autumn 2017 Family Fun At Your Local Steam Railway 10th & 11th June Thomas’ Branch Line Weekend

Fun and games with everybody’s favourite steam locomotive.

8th & 9th July Thomas’ Branch Line Weekend

Oh no! Thomas is up to his old tricks. Lots to see, lots to do.

12th & 13th August Thomas’ Summer Holiday Join us for summer holiday fun

21st & 22nd October Thomas’ Branch Line

Fun and games with everybody’s favourite steam locomotive.

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July Sat 1st to Sun 2nd

Family Camping at West Lodge Rural Centre

Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy their home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details and prices visit: www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Sat 1st

Flourishing Flowers, Bee Homes & Meadow Mini-beasts Bug Hunt at Barnwell Country Park

the Tunnel to Yarwell. Lots of games for the family on the platform including a bouncy castle, children’s entertainer, face painting, and unlimited rides behind Thomas and Friends. Buy your tickets online at: www.nvr.org.uk

Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall

With over 70 artisan stalls, tasty hot food vendors, refreshing bars, great chef demos, kids cookery and circus workshops, and live music throughout the day, it will be a great foodie day out for the whole family. Open from 10am both days, tickets on the day are: Adult £8, Seniors 65+ £7, Kids 5-16 years £5, Under 5’s free, Family (2+2) £25. For more information and discounted advanced tickets visit: www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/kelmarsh-hall

Family Camping at West Lodge Rural Centre

Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy their home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details and prices visit: www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Wed 12th Pick up a free a ‘Flourishing Flowers’ trail sheet from the visitor Centre. Explore the park and learn about different flowers in the meadows, Anytime between 10am & 4pm. Visit the Visitor Centre anytime between 10.30am & 12.30pm where a Ranger will help you make your very own bee home to take home. You will also receive a bag of special seeds to make a mini meadow in your own garden. £1 per bee home includes a bag of seeds. Enjoy a free bug hunt in the meadow and learn about the creatures lurking in the grass. Meet by the black swan adjacent to Mill Lake. Prebooking essential. Contact the park to book a half hour slot.

The Gruffalo at the Newlands Centre

Wed 5th

Come and see The Gruffalo at the Newlands Centre, Kettering! Regular appearances throughout the day.

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park

Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park

Sat 8th & Sun 9th

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wansford station will be transformed into a very special place....Thomas fans can expect plenty of fun with the superstar engine doing what he does best, meeting and greeting his friends! Thomas will be hauling trains through

Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park

Thomas Weekend at Nene Valley Railway

Thu 13th

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Fri 14th

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

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TUESDAY 1st AUGUST

BreaKFaST WiTh micKeY! breakfast buffet (full english & continental) with a surprise visit from mickey mouse!

8.00am - 11:00am £7.50 per child 1 X aDult free with every two chilDren’s places bookeD subject to availability. full pre-payment and pre booking required.

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Thu 22 June 2pm & 4pm & Fri 23 June 11am & 2pm

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillarand three other faithfully adapted stories come to the stage in this critically acclaimed production featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets.

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Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged three and up, from Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom.

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Tue 18th

Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

Pond Dipping with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Wed 19th

Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd The Rockingham Fair

Including birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment, arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Event held in The Great Park at Rockingham Castle. Admission charges apply, visit: www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/rockinghamgame

Wed 26th

X-Plorer Orienteering at Brixworth Country Park

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11. 10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden New Bield

Available between 11am and 4pm. See Regular Events on page 11.

Thu 3rd & Fri 4th

Pond Dipping & Mini Beast Hunts with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wed 9th

PJ Masks at the Newlands Centre

Take part in this unique orienteering adventure. A family activity for all ages; help each other to find the clues and complete the course. Certificate and gift for all children taking part. £1 per child suggested donation. Anytime between 11am and 3pm.

Pond Dipping with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden New Bield

Available between 11am and 4pm. See Regular Events on page 11.

Fri 28th

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

Come and see Catboy & Owlette at the Newlands Centre, Kettering! Regular appearances throughout the day.

Pond Dipping with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

August Tue 1st

Breakfast with Mickey! at the Holiday Inn

Enjoy a breakfast buffet (full English and continental), at the Holiday Inn in Corby on Tuesday 1st August, with a surprise visit from Mickey Mouse to entertain your little ones! Available 8am to 11am. £7.50 per child, 1 adult free with every 2 paying children. Call to book on 01536 401020.

Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

X-Plorer Orienteering at Brixworth Country Park Take part in this unique orienteering adventure. A family activity for all ages; help each other to find the clues and complete the course. Certificate and gift for all children taking part. £1 per child suggested donation. Anytime between 11am and 3pm.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden New Bield

Wed 2nd

Available between 11am and 4pm. See Regular Events on page 11.

Join in fun and frolics on National Play Day. It will take place near the lakeside so lots of sandcastle competitions, paper boats, pond dipping and much more from 11am to 3pm.

Thu 10th

National Play Day at Wicksteed Park

Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park 10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea “This Tiger is the cat’s meow”

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Wed 23rd

Fri 11th

Take part in this unique orienteering adventure. A family activity for all ages; help each other to find the clues and complete the course. Certificate and gift for all children taking part. £1 per child suggested donation. Anytime between 11am and 3pm.

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

Sat 12th & Sun 13th

Thomas’ Summer Holiday

Pack your sunglasses, bucket and spade and join Thomas on the Nene Valley Railway’s Riviera for Thomas’ Summer Holiday! You can ride behind the star of the show Thomas, who will be pulling his very own special Holiday train. There is also so much more included in your ticket, with activities - including a bouncy castle activity centre, Story Room, Miniature Railway rides, Pump trolley rides - and Thomas’ other friends up and down the line. Travel behind one of Thomas’ friends to get off at other stations for more fun. Meet the Wansford Controller and spot Bertram the Bus at Wansford and have your picture taken with him. Come rain or shine, you’re bound to have a great day out. Join us from 9.30am-4.30pm each day. Buy your tickets online at: www.nvr.org.uk

Family Camping at West Lodge Rural Centre

Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy their home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details and prices visit: www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

Tue 15th

Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

10am to 11:30am. See Regular Events on page 11.

Pond Dipping with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Thu 17th

Pond Dipping & Mini Beast Hunts with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Sat 19th to Sun 20th

Family Camping at West Lodge Rural Centre

Pitch your tent, spend 2 days at the farm, enjoy their home reared hog roast, twilight walks, camp fire, marshmallows and stargazing. Ticket only event. For more details and prices visit: www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

X-Plorer Orienteering at Brixworth Country Park

Pond Dipping with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden New Bield

Available between 11am and 4pm. See Regular Events on page 11.

Thu 24th

Pond Dipping & Mini Beast Hunts with the Rangers at Stanwick Lakes

Various times. See Regular Events on page 11.

Fri 25th

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes

10.30am to 12pm. See Regular events on page 11.

Sat 26th

Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden

10am to 12pm at The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. See Regular Events on page 11.

Sun 27th & Mon 28th

Great Big Fossil Weekend at West Lodge Rural Centre

Search for fossils on the fossil field with farmers on hand to help you identify your find. Be an archaeologist for the day and dust down the ‘dinosaur remains’.

Vikings of Middle England at Rockingham Castle

The Vikings return to Rockingham Castle! Be prepared for battles, pageantry, Living History camp and much more. The Vikings of Middle England are famous for their realistic, exciting and entertaining battle displays. See life of olden times in the tented encampment where tradesmen display their skills, making weapons, coins, weaving nets and brewing medicines. Havea-go archery and storytellers wow the crowds. 12pm to 5pm. Admission charges apply, visit: www.rockinghamcastle.com

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Inspired

Learning From Nursery to Sixth Form (3-18 years), outstanding success is achieved through a broad and challenging curriculum. In a happy, friendly environment, girls visibly grow in confidence and ability, emerging as fully rounded, educated young women.

Come and see for yourself.

Give us a call

01604 765765

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Clubs & Classes See our ‘Weekly Activities Timetable’ in the back of the magazine for class times and venues

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons Friendly classes in Rothwell Instructor in the water Average of 6 children per class Prices start from £7 for 30 minutes Call: 07821 646451 Email: jennysdolphins@live.co.uk www.jennysdolphins.co.uk

Developed with Speech and Language Therapists to provide a progressive curriculum in 3 stages. We help you and your baby enjoy the process of learning to talk with • Less frustration • Better communication • And more fun! Classes in Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough Classes available Monday to Friday Class Stages and Ages!! Also see our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4_oc3US9RM Babes - 6 weeks to 6 months Stage 1 - 6 to 15 months Stage 2 - 15 to 24 months

Classes and availability listed on our website: www.singandsign.com Email: sarahsilsby@singandsign.co.uk or call Sarah for more information 07585 557664 Facebook search ‘Sing and Sign - East Northants’

Bookings now being taken for our Summer Workshop, 21st to 25th August in Kettering ASK ABOUT OUR TWO WEEK TRIAL

Unlock your child’s potential with Stagecoach Performing Arts

Singing, dancing and acting classes for 4 - 6 year olds, where students learn to embrace life with creativity and courage Find out more today:

stagecoach.co.uk/kettering kettering@stagecoach.co.uk 01234 828878

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Pre-school Gymnastics Sessions

Fully matted gymnasium with soft play, climbing and challenging equipment to aid in the development of children from 1 to 5 years.

Now in Desborough

Rugby fun for 2 to 7 year olds ScrumKids offers fun non-contact rugby-based sessions for girls and boys aged 2 to 7 years

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Structured classes with qualified coaches to develop your child’s physical, mental and social skills in a safe and fun filled environment. Sessions held Monday to Thursday £4.00 per ¾ hour session for under 3s £4.50 per ¾ hour session for over 3s No registration fee Award schemes in which to participate Contact Vicky on 01536 415444 or e-mail ketteringgymtots@hotmail.com www.ketteringgymnasticsclub.co.uk Find us at Brunel Close, off Northfield Avenue, Kettering

Home of Kettering Gym Tots & Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club

Visit www.scrumkids.co.uk to book your FREE TRIAL SESSION

Follow us on Twitter @scrumkids Find us on Facebook Facebook.com/scrumkids

SPANISH classes for children 0 – 11 year olds (We deliver community classes, classes in schools and nurseries) Language learning made fun through singing, play, stories, games and craft. Fun, interactive and friendly classes delivered my me, Carla, a fully qualified primary teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. Looking to set up some FREE taster sessions with a view to weekly community classes in Kettering, Burton Latimer, Thrapston and Market Harborough SOON! Keep checking my webpage www.lingotot.com/about/kettering for details or follow on facebook: @lingototkettering. Please like and share. You can also email me kettering@lingotot.com

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Infant Aquatics Lead The Way In New Submerging Approach For Baby Swimming

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nfant Aquatics is a long standing baby led swim school, always using the most recent and up to date information and research to ensure its techniques are the safest and create a positive experience for babies. Founders Carly and Mel are proud to be members of Birthlight, the charity who work globally with experts and are always at the fore front of new developments within the aquatic environment. In recent year’s new research by internationally renowned infant swimming expert, Mr. Terje Stakset has shown that deep submerging is not always in the best interest of baby and can cause unnecessary stress. Mel says “Our whole ethos is baby led; securing a safe and happy environment so we were extremely interested in this information and research. From the day we started teaching we never advised submerging if a child was upset but we did teach deeper vertical submerging - that was until we met Terje Stakset - his approach along with our Birthlight training made total sense - why were we teaching deep submerging when ultimately we wanted children to swim on the surface? The shallow, child elective approach fitted our entire beliefs. We have found by using this approach our children rarely go through a time when they do not want to put their faces in or have a wobble so we believe it is working and if they choose to dive deep it is because they want to!” As well as changing some of their submerging techniques they also stopped offering underwater photography as they didn’t want it to be a negative experience for some babies. Carly says “We now teach babies and children to swim with their face in the water and naturally develop shallow water submersions electively. This is so powerful and a positive way forward. Of course, they get to a point where there’s no stopping them, but I’m proud to say it’s all about working at baby’s pace and never forcing them to do something out of their control”. Infant Aquatics are also very excited to be trialling new documentary style photography which they hope to launch in the near future.

When asked why they love Infant Aquatics, their customers replied: Baby-led techniques make you feel confident and safe. Helen x I love our swimming lessons with Louise it’s a great opportunity to spend quality time and closeness with your child whilst introducing them to swimming and water safety. Naomi Because after not learning to swim as a child and having a fear of the water till I was much older, you have given my 10 month old prem little girl so much love for the water. You have not only encouraged her but also us as a family. I will not be scared to take her near the water now and may just let her dad take her sailing when she’s older. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! Kirri xxx Watching our daughters learning how to swim having lessons with infant aquatics is amazing. Their confidence in the water grows every week but most importantly their respect for water safety does too. Nicci x You gave my son confidence in the water. He swam with you for 18 months between the ages of 4 months and 2 years old. He is now 7 and still thinks swimming is great fun - you gave him a great start to learning to swim! Kerry I absolutely love our swimming lessons with Emma. I feel so confident with my little girl and Sophie gets so excited when she knows we are going to Emma. IA is superb and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Julie x Brilliant teaching while allowing the children to have fun! The skills my daughter has achieved over the two & a half years at Infant Aquatics is amazing! I’d highly recommend to anyone. Francesca xx

Contact us...

We run lessons every day of the week and babies can start swimming with us from 6 weeks. For Kettering and Oakham pools: carly@infantaquatics.co.uk For Wellingborough, Wollaston and Bedford pools: mel@infantaquatics.co.uk www.infantaquatics.co.uk or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/iaquatics

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Bookings are now open for our 7 week summer courses starting at the beginning of June. Please contact us for details.

Infant Aquatics Baby & toddler swimming courses Small, friendly classes from six weeks to four years. Building life long safety skills using our holistic approach in a fun environment. For Kettering area email: carly@infantaquatics.co.uk For Wellingborough area email: mel@infantaquatics.co.uk Or find us at: www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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Corby International Pool &   Lodge Park Sports Centre  Crèche: LPSC 9.30—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri Pool 9.25—11.25am Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri & 12.25—2.25 Mon/Wed/Fri

 FUN    ACTIVITIES 

FOR   UNDER   5’s 

“Stay & Play” 

at the Pool  Parent / Guardian 

     Swim  +    ng  & Bri wim & Play S y a    Tuesd n o   s Twin

Lodgy the  Lion... 

Parent & Toddler  Lessons  + 

Adult & Child  Sessions  Fun for all..  Phone for info. 

£2.50/session  @ LPSC 

Shop   &   FREE  Swim 

CRÈCHE   £3.10 for 1 hr,   £5.20 for 2 hrs 

Snacks &   water/juice  also   provided 

Party packages are available at both facilities.   Includes Crèche “Fun Play” (our Crèche facility is available to hire), Soft Play,  Football,  Cheerleading, Archery, Trampolining,  Swim & Supervised Diving.    For further info and prices contact either facility. Visit www.corby.gov.uk/partyhire   Pre‐school Gymnastic sessions run every Thursday during Term  Time at Lodge Park.  Delivered by qualified British Gymnastic  Coaches to help develop your children’s social, physical,   language, education, imagination and co‐ordination skills.   Please call LPSC for more information or to make a booking.  

Contact us: 

Lodge Park Sports Centre   Tel: 01536 400033   www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark   

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Corby International Pool  Tel: 01536 464643  www.corby.gov.uk/corbypool   

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Pre-school Soccer Courses in Moulton and Wellingborough Saturdays at Benham Sports Arena, Moulton Park Beginners (18 mths to 3 yrs): 12pm - 12.45pm. Advanced (3 to 5 yrs)- 12.45pm - 1.30pm.

Saturdays in Wellingborough at Redwell Leisure Centre 9.30 to 10.15am for ages 18 months to 3 years 10.15 to 11am for ages 3 to 5 years

10 Week Course: £60. Courses run all year round Please call Patrick Franks on 07818 401707 or 01933 381362 for details

Shotakan

Karate Class ST FREE FIRN LESSO

experience the fantastic benefits of KARATE

EVERY MONDAY

Desborough Leisure Centre EVERY TUESDAY

Britannia Club, Burton Latimer

£3.00 per session

PUNCHIN PANDAS FREE FIRST LESSON

£3.00 per session

EVERY TUESDAY

Britannia Club, Burton Latimer EVERY WEDNESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Ise Pavilion, Kettering

EVERY THURSDAY

Ise Pavillion, Kettering

EVERY FRIDAY

Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

Melton St. Community Centre Ise Pavilion, Kettering Kingswood School, Corby EVERY SATURDAY

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EVERY THURSDAY EVERY SATURDAY

Free 4 week beginners courses starting from Monday 12th September

Contact Nick on 07720 430 798 or e-mail: nickbinder@ntlworld.com www.punchinpandas.org www.skcengland.co.uk 6th Dan Chief Instructors - Part of S.K.C. England. Member of The A.M.A. Largest martial art organisation in the country. Nationaly recognised gradings.

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Foster a life-long love of music with a

Giggles & Wiggles Class

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t a Giggles and Wiggles class you can expect your Baby and toddler to be introduced to a musical world filled with singing, rhyming, imitating sounds, sound identification, instrument exploration and creative movement, your little ones are encouraged to be creative, to initiate their own ideas and to respond in their own special way while care givers nurture with active participation and give them the security they need whilst enjoying purposeful time together. With the daily pressures of life ever encroaching on family time these classes provide a moment in time to stop and enjoy what you and baby or toddler are doing in the here and now. As you play an instrument or sing a round or move like a train you will uncover an engaging musical world that builds on your child’s confidence, self control, communication skills. Giggles and Wiggles classes help children become better learners through music and movement as well as taking a holistic approach to their development and the learning aspect is for parents and caregivers too. It is by experiencing music rather than by performing that young children learn.

I invite you to be child like again and to experience music as if it were new to you. It is never too early or too late to come along and experience a class. I have also joined forces with KMPAT Kettering Music and performing arts trust in starting a baby and toddler class on Saturdays at 10.00 at Latimer Arts College in Barton Seagrave. They provide a very rich program from babies up to late teens where children can learn any instrument in an orchestra or a rock band or folk music and musical theatre - they are superb at what they do. My primary goal is to give you and your baby and child the best, positive first class experience and inspire you to a lifelong love of music. So sing a song and dance along! Julianna Ventura Founder of Giggles and Wiggles.

For more information about Giggles & Wiggles contact Julianna on 07941 535349 or find Giggles & Wiggles on Facebook.

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your Special Father’s Day Messages

“Why do you love your Daddy?”

“My Dad is the playing dolls and best at Be the Beast with me auty and fun and I love him. He‛s so ” Eloise

because “I love my Daddy ro and he r he is my supe giggle” me s ke ma s ay alw Rory, 4 months

“Because he keeps us safe. When mummy goes out he makes us dinner. He brings us shortbread from work. He makes us laugh. He gives us great hugs.” Penny & Farley

“I love my daddy because he helps me do jobs and do my seat belt up” Olivia, 4

“Happy Father‛s Day! You are the best daddy ever and I love you loads” Bradley

“We love daddy because he always makes us laugh and plays with us” love Eden & Luca

y because “I love my dadd me and I so he looks so hand isy, 6 just love him” Ma

to my “Happy 1st Father‛s day me e mak You dy! Dad g amazin h, you smile, you make me laug you truly are the best! I love lots and lots!“ Love Freddie xxxx

“Our Daddy is very funny, he makes us laugh a lot . He is kind, nice and handso me. We love him very much. Happy Father‛s day Daddy” Love Lara & Leon


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! We “Daddy, you are the best Daddy ever ilda, Mat y, Maiz Love ons” milli you love Tommy, Bailey & Millie-Mae xx

sunday 18th June

FATHers DAY LUncH three course carvery lunch free pint for dad!

cHILDren UnDer 12 HALF PrIce 12.00PM - 3.00PM £15.95 Per Person subject to availability. full pre-payment and pre booking required.

Holiday Inn Corby- Kettering A43 | Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8ET Tel: 01536 401020 Web: www.hicorby.com Email: events@hicorby.com @holidayinncorby

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“We love Daddy Ste veo because he makes us laugh a lot” Love Caitlin & Millie

“Happy Daddy‛s Day!” Lots of love and hugs from Kara and Sophie xx

“Happy 1st Father to my amazing Das day who always make ddy s me laugh and giggle” Lots of love Olive r

“I love my Daddy”

“I liked getting tickled, hugged and kissed by you. You are the best Daddy in the world!” Love Middles (Maisie)

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Cooking with Children: A delicious meal for you to make and consume together!

Supplied by “Always Time to Ba ke”

Simply Luscious “Cheat’s” Lasagne Even I admit that making a lasagne from scratch - with its many stages - can be a bit of a chore. But here is a brilliant cheat’s version that is delicious, takes half the time and can be as indulgent or healthy as you like. The trick is to simplify the sauces you need, and once you’ve made them, you can swap them in other dishes too. Little cooks will love “building” the lasagne, and they are always bowled over by the sense of achievement they get from making a “proper” dinner. Happy baking! Serves 4 to 6 ● Prep time about 30 minutes ● Cooking time 25 minutes

Method

ingredients Lasagne sheets (I use no pre cooking required) about 300g but depends on size of your dish For the Tomato Sauce: 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 carton passata 1 tbsp tomato purée 1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs Pinch of sugar S&P For the “Béchamel” Sauce: 500g Greek yogurt 2 large eggs Pinch nutmeg Parmesan cheese, about half a wedge, finely grated

NB Instructions in blue are specifically for children 1. First make the tomato sauce. Crush or finely chop the garlic and place in a saucepan with the oil. Turn on the heat. 2. As soon as the garlic begins to sizzle and becomes aromatic add the passata, purée, herbs, sugar and salt and pepper (if using). 3. Fill the empty passata carton about 2/3 full of water and stir into the sauce. Let it gently bubble away with the lid off while you make the Béchamel sauce. 4. In a bowl break the eggs and beat lightly. 5. Add the yogurt and whisk to combine. Season. 6. Preheat the oven to 190°C. 7. Now you’re ready to build your lasagne. In a large square or rectangular ovenproof dish, put a layer of tomato sauce. 8. Add lasagne sheets to more or less cover the base 9. Add a layer of white sauce 10. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over 11. Add another layer of lasagne. 12. Now repeat - tomato, lasagne, white sauce, Parmesan and more lasagne. Leave at least a couple of centimetres at the top, making sure you finish with a layer of white sauce and cheese. 13. Bake for about 25 minutes, until it is golden and billowing, and the kitchen is filled with warmth and cosines! Health Twist - add lots of diced veg to the tomato sauce - I use peppers, courgette and aubergine - add a little more water and simmer with the lid on until the veg are tender, stirring occasionally and adding a touch more water if it begins to look dry. Use low fat yogurt if you like, but make sure it’s Greek yogurt.

Recipe supplied by “Always Time to Bake” who run local cookery classes for children of all ages and adults too! Visit www.alwaystimetobake.com for more information.


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TEWC Natural Therapies

Because a happy Mum is a better Mum!

10% OFF QUOTE TOT10 Specialising in Facials and Massage treatments based in Rothwell using only The Earth Works Cosmetics (TEWC) products Tel: 07806 787 483

Email: therapy@tewcosmetics.co.uk

BODY PERFECTIONS A new salon in the heart of Burton Latimer

We offer a wide range of beauty treatments including: • • • • •

manicures & pedicures facials massages waxing lash extensions

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threading tints microdermabrasion IPL and laser tattoo removal fat freezing

Body Perfections has a KIDS PLAY AREA that is totally free - we try to offer our Mums and Dads a relaxed area for children while you have your treatments. ¬¬¬Special Offers¬¬¬  New! Microdermabrasion. 6 sessions for £175 or a course of 12 sessions for £300  Summer nails - gel manicure & pedicure just £28. Both offers valid until 5/9/17

www.bodyperfections.co.uk

07545 397281

bodyperfections2016@icloud.com 36 Spencer Street, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants, NN15 5SQ

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Something for Mums and Dads!

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t the Barbara Hooton School of Dancing we don’t just cater for children, we also do classes for Mums and even Dads. On Mondays at The Studio in Earls Barton we offer Adult Ballet from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, and on Thursdays we offer Adult Tap from 7pm to 8pm. So why not give it go and fulfil that lifelong ambition to dance? No experience is needed, qualified tuition is given at every class and you will be amazed how much fun it is and how great it makes you feel. Fees are £70 for the term of 12 weeks. Come along and give it a go, if you have dance shoes, great - If not we can get them for you at competitive prices. Take a look at our website for all the children’s classes and Keep Fit: www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

Top Tips for Busy Mums Getting Ready for Summer

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ello readers,

Summer is approaching! Whether the sun shines or not, with our unpredictable weather, it’s a season of joy where holidays are taken to spend some quality time together as a family. With the excitement of booking comes a sudden “Aghhhhhhh!!! Bikini body needs to be ready!!” We have some top tips to help you in preparation for this...... 1. At home exfoliate your bodies 2 to 3 times a week. This allows the new skin cells to shine through which enables it to tan faster. 2. Make sure you moisturise your skin everyday to keep the new cells hydrated. 3. On your legs, where we have a build up of fatty tissue, apply your scrub and moisturiser vigorously in circular motions. This allows the blood to flow bringing oxygen to the cells and to take away any toxic deposits. 4. If you are wanting to go away with a glow we have a natural spray tan that will fade during your holiday and allow you to tan underneath. And yes you really do tan under a spray tan... 5. Your feet are also exposed so give them some TLC with one of our pedicures, we have a latest evolutionary range of products that can tackle the most stubborn of built up skin! So what ever your summer dreams are make sure you give your body some summer loving! Enjoy your freedom! Take Care,

Samantha x By Sam from Sanctuary of Beauty www.sanctuaryofbeauty.com Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Childcare LOCATED IN ROTHWELL

Oak Tree Day Nursery

Nursery Schools, Pre-schools & Childminders

“Great oaks from little acorns grow” Caring for children aged 3 Months -5 Years ‘GOOD’ Graded by OFSTED

To advertise here call

0845 6439687

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Small family run nursery Open all year (except one week at Christmas) Term Time Sessions available Minimum of one session a week Open 7.30am-6pm Monday- Friday Full & half day sessions or Flexible hourly rate sessions. 2/3/4 yr old Free entitlement Very Competitive fee prices Separate baby area Secure outside area Ran by Qualified and Experienced staff Offsite Outdoor learning sessions ‘Nature Kids’ .

30 Cecil Street, Rothwell NN146EZ For more information or to arrange a viewing please call 01536 601670 or email oaktreedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk Find us on facebook fb.me/oaktreerothwell m.me/oaktreerothwell.

‘Nature Kids’

Are you looking for a warm and welcoming

where your child can thrive and develop?

To find out more... Call Sarah, the Playgroup Manager on 07708 977714

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Overstone Park Day Nursery DFE & Ofsted registered “Celebrating Diversity”

• A safe & happy environment • A wide range of equipment & resources • A variety of work vouchers accepted • Qualified & experienced staff • A 5% reduction is given on fees for each sibling • 15 hours of FREE entitlement for eligible 2 year olds • 30 hours of FREE entitlement for 3/4 year olds from September 2017 • As well as 48 weeks attendance, termly attendance is accepted for all children within this department and fees are not charged for the holiday non-attendance. • Our early years department has achieved excellent results in all learning goals • Ofsted - January 2016: Good with outstanding features

We can make a difference T: 01604 643787 F: 01604 670445 E: opschool@aol.com W: www.overstoneparkschool.co.uk

We are Outstanding Fun is an essential ingredient at Windermere Day Nursery and Preschool where the care and education opportunities for each and every child are as extraordinary as the staff who provide them. You are welcome to visit and meet the team.

Twice rated Ofsted Outstanding

“Children settle very quickly and flourish. Y ounger children are naturally nurtured and cuddled by caring staff. Older children demonstrate high levels of confidence. All children demonstrate that they feel safe and emotionally secure.” Ofsted inspection 2016, www.ofsted.gov.uk

Please call 01536 520075 or email windermere.nursery@childbase.com Windermere Day Nursery and Preschool, Haweswater Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8XB

Funded places available

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BRAND NEW DAY NURSERY

Confident Calm

Knowledgeable

We are located within The Times Complex, School Lane, Kettering, NN16 0DH. We are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. Offering flexible care for children from 12 weeks to 5 Years.

Friendly Creative Inclusive

For more information, call Angela Walker on 01536 412172

Open Morning. 15th July 10am-12pm. Come and register for September

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Top Tips for Choosing Childcare:

1. Consider your child’s age and needs. Younger children need closer attention. Some children flourish in small groups, others in larger groups. 2. Consider what hours you need childcare. Some providers offer cover early morning and later in the evening. Some providers are school term time only. 3. Look around the facilities. Are they clean and safe? 4. Ask about the activities the provider offers. Do they offer a range? Will your child be stimulated? 5. Look at the menu available. Will they cater for special requirements? 6. Ask for references and speak to other parents. Consider combining childcare if it would benefit you and/or your child 7. Don’t leave it to the last minute to book your childcare. Some providers have waiting lists. 8. Take your child with you when you look around and watch their reaction. With older children you can usually tell if they’re comfortable somewhere or not. 9. Research all your options well. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

The Perfect Start Set within the attractive and spacious walled gardens of St Peter’s School, Kettering, Sunnylands Nursery offers a safe, stimulating and supportive environment where children are inspired to learn and play within a caring family atmosphere. Sunnylands Nursery at St Peters School 52 Headlands, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6DJ

Please call us to arrange a visit:

01536 512066

Email: sunnylandsnursery@btconnect.com

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Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Congratulations if you are expecting! Our pregnancy and birth section is just for you. Just given birth? Why not announce the safe arrival of your little bundle of joy in our Birth Announcements......

Birth announcements Welcome to the World...

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Henry Albert Amarlei Christopher Born on the 18th February 2017 at 9.59am, weighing 7lb 12.05oz. A little brother for Rieszen. Love you lots.

Our precious, long awaited miracle. Born 4 weeks early on the 24th February 2017 at 10.40am, weighing 6lb 5oz. Mummy and Daddy have so much love for you baby boy xx

Luca Edward Kitson Born on 7th April 2017 weighing 7lb 15oz at 5.05am. A lovely little brother for Eden and a son for Ricky and Kelly x

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Nurturing Hands

Baby Massage Classes

For babies aged from birth to 1 year old

Classes are run by a qualified IAIM instructor, Thursdays at 10am in the sensory snug at Rush 2The Den, 16 Fitzwilliam Street, Rushden Baby Reflexology Classes also available at Rush 2The Den, Tuesdays at 10am Prices: £25 per baby for the full course (5weeks) or £5 on a drop in basis. (Concessions for one-to-one classes and for hosting a class in your own home - please enquire)

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Text/phone Lynne on: 07784 329245 Email: lynneatnurturinghands@gmail.com Facebook: Nurturing Hands Baby Massage Classes www.babymassageatnurturinghands.co.uk

Baby Massage ● Baby Yoga ● Parent and Toddler Yoga Sleep Support for Tots to Teens

Classes, private group bookings and 1:1 appointments with Clare Qualified Instructor, Qualified Sleep Practitioner and Qualified Healthcare Professional

For more information contact Simply Nurture via Facebook or visit: www.simplynurture.co.uk

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Looking for work? Want something that will fit in with family life? Then check out the opportunities and services featured here...

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Business Mum: amy Donovan From Tots play name: Amy Donovan Family: 1 child who is 2 years old Describe your business:

I run multi-activity classes in Kettering and Burton Latimer for babies and toddlers, which include massage, yoga, signing, singing and sensory play.

how long have you been doing this? 18 months. I started the business after my maternity leave ended.

What did you do before and why did you decide to start Tots play?

I was a primary school teacher in a previous life and when I was on maternity leave I decided that I didn’t want the long stressful days of teaching anymore and wanted to spend as much time with my little boy as I could. As I loved attending all the different classes, I knew it was something that I could do and enjoy! Plus, I can choose when I run classes and make sure it fits around everything I want to do with him.

What do you like about it?

I love seeing the parents and little ones bonding through the fun activities in the classes and seeing them grow, change and develop. Also, it has been really important to me, to try and establish a place where mums can meet other like-minded mums. It’s so rewarding knowing that there are lots of long lasting friendships that have been made through Tots Play classes.

how well does it fit in with family life?

It’s great, because I can choose when I run classes and when I want to take my holidays or days off.

What do you find are the drawbacks?

Sometimes I’m on Facebook or my laptop far too much! I think I need to learn to switch the technology off more!

What advice would you give to other Mums thinking of starting a business?

It’s a rollercoaster ride, but you have to go with it, as it takes at least a year to build up a successful business. Also, stick to doing the hours and days that fit in with you and your family, if you start to compromise, then you begin to lose why it might be that you started your business.

Tots Play offer unique, multi-activity classes for babies and toddlers from birth to 2+ years. Classes combine the benefits of sensory play, yoga, massage, sign language, singing, bubbles and more! Classes are currently held in Kettering and Burton Latimer. For a special offer on a 3 class booking, see the voucher on page 53. For more information or to book: Contact: Tel: E-mail: Website:

Amy Donovan 07930 340139 amyd@totsplay.co.uk www.totsplay.co.uk

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Pirates & Princesses and/or dressing up parties with a full range of costumes for boys and girls. Hair styling and nail art available too. We can also provide party bags for ÂŁ3 per child Birthday cakes available too

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Corby and District MONDAyS

Baby Massage, Tummy & Toddle Time, Infant Feeding Support FRIDAyS 1pm to 2.30pm at Woodnewton Toddle Tots A Learning Community, Rowlett 9am to 11am at Beanfield Creati ve Play Road. Donations gratefully reCommunity Centre. £1 per family. 9.15-11.15am at Exeter A Learning ceived. 01536 265173. 01536 265173. Community. Donations gratefully Little Stanion Stay & Play Songs & Rhymes received. 01536 204765 1pm to 2.30pm at Little Stanion 9.15am to 10.30am at Little Angels Stay & Play Primary School. Woodnewton A Learning 9.15-11.15am at Woodnewton Community, Rowlett Road. NOT A Learning Community, Rowlett run on the 1st Monday of the Road. £2 per family (up to 4 month. Donations gratefully WEDNESDAyS children & 1 adult). Contact Carrie received. 01536 265173. on 07903 996858. Tummy & Toddle Time Lodgy’s Little Lions Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30-11am at Exeter A Learning 9.30am to 11.25am at Lodge 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am Community. 01536 204765. Park Sports Centre. A ‘stay and to 11.30am at Corby International play’ parent and toddler session Baby Massage Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. including arts and crafts, messy 10-11.30am at Exeter A Learning play, sensory room, fun and games. Community. 01536 204765. Play and Learn for under 5s 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Toys, Adult & Child Swimming Lessons Little Angels Stay & Play fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear 9.30 to 10am at Corby 1pm to 3pm at Woodnewton A clothes suitable for messy play! International Pool. For children Learning Community, Rowlett aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Road. £2 per family (up to 4 Adult & Child Swimming Lessons Must book. children & 1 adult). Contact Carrie 11.30am to 12 noon at Corby Pool. on 07903 996858. For children aged 2 years 9 months Health Visiting Team Clinic to 4 years. Must book. 9.30am to 11am at Woodnewton Health Visiting Team Clinic A Learning Community, Rowlett 1pm to 2.30pm at Woodnewton Punchin Pandas Road. Health visitor available on A Learning Community, Rowlett 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, the 1st Monday of the month. No Road. Health visitor available on Occupation Rd. For ages 4+ appointment needed. 01536 265173. the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Punchin Pandas No appointment needed. 01536 Parent & Toddler Swimming 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. 265173. 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm For ages 4 to 7 years. 7pm to 8pm at Corby International Pool. Drop Family beginners class. in. Pay as you go. Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT

TuESDAyS Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go.

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Toddle Tots 9am to 11am at Beanfield Community Centre. £1 per family. 01536 265173. Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 12pm to 12.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years

Adult & Child Swimming Lessons 11.30am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. For children aged Little Ones 2yrs 9mths to 4 yrs. Must book. 1pm to 2.30pm at the Welcome Centre, Little Stanion. Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Bounce & Rhyme for under 1s Corby Library. Free. 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Corby Library. Free. Drop-in.

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Physical classes

SATuRDAyS Little Kickers At Lodge Park Sports Centre. “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 to 5 year olds, 9.15am to 10am “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 10.10am to 10.55am.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class may be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 20.

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly activities Timetable

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Kettering and District Mondays Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details. Giggles & Wiggles Baby & Toddler Class, 10am at the Counties Community Centre. Music Makers 11.15am at Grafton Underwood Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For children aged 3 mths to 4.5 yrs. Burton Latimer Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 10 to 10.30am at The Britannia Club Music Makers 1.15pm at Methodist Church Rooms. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708. Shotakan Karate (Punchin Pandas) At Desborough Leisure Centre. 5.15pm to 6pm for 3 to 6 year olds.

Tuesdays Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details. Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free. Drop-in. Sing and Sign At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road. 9.30am - Stage 1, 10.30am - Stage 2 St Botolphs Make & Play (for Mums & Tots) 9.30am to 11am at Church House, St Botolphs Road, Barton Seagrave. Term time only. 01536 414052. Music Makers 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Lamport Close. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club

Pytchley Mums & Tots 9am to 11am at Pytchley School. Term time only. 01536 790506.

Desborough & Rothwell

Isham Mums & Tots 10-11.30am, Isham Village Hall. £2 first child, £1 siblings. All welcome.

En Pointe & Melody Bear Dance 3.45pm at Elgee Works, Victoria Street, Desborough. Rhymetime (Rothwell) 2-2.30pm at Rothwell Library. Free. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 12.25 to 12.55pm. For 9 to 18 months. Little Kickers At Desborough Leisure Centre. Little Kicks for children aged 18 mths to 2 yrs, 3 mths. 1.15pm to 2pm Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 2.15pm to 3pm Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 year olds, 3.45pm to 4.30pm Mega Kickers for 5 to 7 year olds, 4.40pm to 5.30pm

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 9am and 12pm. Baby Bounce & Rhyme 10am to 10.45am at Desborough Library. For pre-walkers. Free. Drop-in.

Wednesdays Little Gems Playgroup 9am to 11am at Kettering Salvation Army, 66 Rockingham Rd. £1.50 per carer/child. Roni: 01536 529085. Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 1.30pm. Call for details. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Parent & Toddler Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) At Victoria Street, Kettering. 10.30am until 12 noon The Little Ones 1 to 2.50pm at Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 Music Makers 1.45pm at Barton Seagrave Community Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Punchin Pandas 5.30pm to 6.15pm at Ise Lodge Pavilion. Toybox Playgroup, Broughton For 3 to 8 year olds. 1.30-3pm in the Village Hall. £2 / family. Julie 01536 790152. Term time only. Children’s Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) For ages 5+. At Victoria Street, Kettering. 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Burton Latimer Tots Play Classes At Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 9.50am Social Tots, 10.40am Discovery Tots, 11.40am Baby Development Course. Play and Learn for under 1s 10.15am to 11.15am at Burton Library. Free. Drop-in. Shotakan Karate (Punchin Pandas) At the Britannia Club. 5.30pm to 6.15pm for beginners. Desborough & Rothwell

Burton Latimer Tots Play Classes At Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 10am Discovery Tots, 10.55am Discovery Tots, 11.50am Baby Development Course. Desborough & Rothwell Play and Learn Under 1s 10am to 11am at Desborough Library. Free. Drop-in


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Arts, Crafts & Cookery

Mawsley Music Makers 10am at The Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

THURSDAYS The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 12pm. Call for details. St Thomas More Toddler Group 9.15-10.45am at St Thomas More School, Northampton Rd in term time. Contact Linda: 07787 521903. Edentots 9.15-11am, Eden Centre, Montagu St. £1 per family. Term TIme only. 01536 484800 Rhymetime 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 11 to 11.30am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4 to 5pm at Ise Lodge Community Centre Punchin Pandas At Ise Lodge Pavilion. Pre-school class 1.45pm to 2.30pm, beginner class for 3 to 6 year olds 5pm to 5.45pm, 6 years+ 5.45pm to 6.45pm, Family Class 6.45pm to 7.45pm. Burton Latimer

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 9am to 9.30am and 12.10pm to 12.40pm. Play and Learn Under 5s 10 to 11.30am at Desborough Library. Stories, rhymes and craft linked with a theme each week. Free. A busy group so booking is required. Mawsley Mawsley Toddlers 9.15 to 11am at The Centre. £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Contact Samantha on : 07818 408911, sam.egg@gmail.com. FB: Mawsley Toddlers.

FRIDAYS Geddington Parents & Tots 9.15-11.15am, Geddington Village Hall. £2.50 per family. Contacts Sheri 01536 239235. Giggles and Wiggles Baby & Toddler Class, 10am at the Counties Community Centre. Tots Play Classes At Ise Lodge Community Centre 9.40am Social Tots, 10.35am Discovery Tots, 11.30am Baby Development Course.

Children’s Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) For ages 5+. At Victoria Street, Kettering. 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Burton Latimer Play and Learn for under 5s 10.30am to 11.30am at Burton Library. Free. Drop-in. Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 9am to 9.30am and 12.10pm to 12.40pm. Play & Learn for Under 1s (Rothwell) 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Rothwell Library. Free. Drop-in. Rhymetime (Desborough) 2.15 to 3pm at Desborough Library. Free. Drop-in.

SATURDAYS Bubble Babies Swimming 8.45am to 1.15pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes for 0 to 5 year olds Little Kickers At Southfield School for Girls Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 year olds, 10.10-10.55am. Mega Kickers for 5 to 7 year olds, 11.05 to 11.50am.

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School At Brambleside Primary School. Early Stage Class, for 4 to 6year olds, Infant Aquatics Swimming 9.30 to 11am. Main school (6 to 18 30 min classes between 10am and years) 10am to 1pm or 2.30pm to 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For 5.30pm. 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Music Makers Music Makers 10am at The Creation Station, 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Glendon Farm Complex. Fun music Lamport Close. Fun music and and movement for 0-5 years. movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. child and £2 for siblings. Contact Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Parent & Toddler Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) At Victoria Street, Kettering. 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Fridays.

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Play & Learn for Under 5s (Rothwell) Rhymetime 10.30am-11.30am at Rothwell 10.30 to 11am at Burton Latimer Library. Free. Drop-in. Library. Free. Drop-in. Baby Bounce & Rhyme Jenny’s Dolphins 11.30am to 12pm for babies and non Baby & Pre-school Swimming walkers at Burton Latimer Library. Free. At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 12.10pm and 1.20pm. Desborough & Rothwell

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Kettering cont.

East Northamptonshire Mondays

Burton Latimer Tots Play Classes At Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 1st Saturday of every month, 10.25am Social Tots.

Sundays Little Kickers At Southfield School for Girls Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am and 10.10 to 10.55am Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am and 10.10 to 10.55am Mega Kickers for 5 to 7 year olds, 11.05 to 11.55am. Rhymetime 2.30 to 3pm at Kettering Library. Desborough & Rothwell Scrum Kids (Rugby) At Ironwood Avenue. Various classes between 10.15am and 11.45am. Visit scrumkids.co.uk for details. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 12.30am and 2.30pm.

Rushden

Parent Drop-in 9am to 10.30am at The Bridge, Grounds of Whitefriars Junior School. Free. Contact Sarah: 07511 Play & Learn for Under 1s 572534. 10.15-11.15am at the Library. Rhymetime Free. 9.30am to 10am and 10.30am to 11am at Rushden Library. Free. Parent & Toddler Swimming 8am to 9.30am and 11am to 12pm at Splash Leisure Pool. For under 5s. Call 01933 410505 Thrapston & villages

Higham Ferrers Rhymetime 10.15-10.45am at the Library. Free. Bounce & Rhyme 11.15-11.45am at the Library. Free

If you know a class has changed, please email us on: info@timefortots.co.uk.

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Parent & Toddler Swimming 8 to 9.30am at Splash Leisure P For under 5s. Call 01933 41050 Play & Learn for Under 1s 9.30 to 10.30am at Rushden Library. Free. Drop-in

Titchmarsh Monday Morning Cafe 9am to 11am in St Mary’s Church, Play & Learn for Under 5s 2pm to 3pm at Rushden Library Titchmarsh. Community coffee Free. Drop-in morning for all ages. Toys, crafts and singing for pre-schoolers and activities for older children in school holidays. 50p donation. Wednesdays Contact Judith on 07801 446957.. Irthlingborough Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.45pm to 3pm in term time. Play & Learn for Under 5s Ringstead Primary School Hall. 10.30am to 11.30am at the Libra £1.30 per family. Contact Sue on Free. 01933 625126.

Tuesdays

We try and keep the information in these pages as up to date as possible, but we do rely on people letting us know if/when details change.

Raunds Stay and Play For 0 to 5s and their carers. 9.1 to 11.15am, in term time, at Th Methodist Chapel, Brook Street Includes arts & crafts. Contact: Vicky 07597 843284. Facebook Raunds Stay and Play.

Irthlingborough Play & Learn for Under 1s 2pm to 3pm at the Library. Free.

Oundle Play & Learn for Under 1s 10-11am at Oundle Library. Drop-in RAUNDS Play & Learn for Under 5s 2pm to 3pm at the Library. Free. Rushden

Parent & Toddler Swimming 8 to 9.30am at Splash Leisure P For under 5s. Call 01933 41050

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Jelly Babes 4.15 to 5.15pm at the Methodist 9.15-11.15am at Queen Street Church Hall Church Hall. £1 per family. Term time only. Oundle Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am at the Library. Free. RAUNDS

Parent & Toddler Swimming 10.30 to 11.30am at Splash Leis Pool. For under 5s. 01933 4105 Stanwick


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Parent & Tot Rainbow Cafe Make arts and crafts in the Discovery Zone at Stanwick Lakes before being joined by Lisa from Music and Movement to sing and dance. For children under 5, Free Hideaway entrance before and after as well special lunchtime deals. £2.50 per child. 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.30 to 2.30pm. Call to book: 01933 625522. Thrapston & villages

Rhymetime Pool. 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston 05 Library. Free. Booking via email or Facebook is advised.

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Higham Ferrers Play & Learn for Under 5s 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Library. Free. oundle Story Stomp 10.30-11am at the Library. Free Music Makers 11am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail. com Raunds Rhymetime 11am to 11.30am at the Library. Free. Drop-in.

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Parent & Toddler Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. sure For under 5s. Call 01933 410505 505 Rhymetime 2.15pm to 2.45pm at Rushden Library. Free.

Arts, Crafts & Cookery

Thrapston & villages Tiddlers 9.30 to 11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, Entrance in St Paul’s Gardens. £1 per family. Contact Mary on: Thrapston.baptist@gmail.com Music Makers 9.15am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail. com Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15 to 11.15am at the Library. Free.

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Little Treasures Pool. 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT 05

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Parent & Tot Group / Other

Music Makers 1.45pm at The Nene Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail. com Stanwick Big Chef, Little Chef (with Always time to Bake) At Stanwick Lakes. For 18 months+ 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Fridays. Call Karen to book: 07792 013274. Thrapston & villages Bounce & Rhyme 10.30-11am at the Library. Drop-in

Higham Ferrers Play & Learn for Under 1s Saturdays 10.30 to 11.30m at Higham Ferrers OUNDLE Library. Free. Drop-in Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11.30am at the Library. Irthlingborough Rhymetime 2pm to 2.30pm at the Library. Free. Raunds Raunds Stay and Play For 0 to 5s and their carers. 9.15 to 11.15am, in term time, at The Methodist Chapel, Brook Street. Includes arts & crafts. Contact: Vicky 07597 843284. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play.

Stanwick Stanwick Bakes - Children’s Cookery (with Always time to Bake) At Stanwick Lakes. 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Saturdays. Call Karen to book on 07792 013274. Thrapston & villages Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11.30am at Thrapston Library. Free. Drop-in

Rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For under 5s. Call 01933 410505 Sing and Sign At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 9.30am - Stage 2, 10.30am - Stage 1, 11.30am - Babes.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class may be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 20.

If you run a toddler group and would like it to appear in our listings, please email the details to us on: info@timefortots.co.uk Listings are free for notfor-profit groups.

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Weekly Activities Timetable

Wellingborough and District Mondays

Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Infant Aquatics Swimming 9.30 to 10am and 10 to 10.30am 30 minute classes between 9.30am at The Studio, Earls Barton. and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Infant Aquatics Swimming Fitness Club. 30 minute classes between Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) 9.30am and 11.30m at Diana’s 9.30am-10.30am in the church. A Health & Fitness Club. Bible story, songs, prayers, craft Rhymetime (Wellingborough Library) activities, toys, refreshments and 10-10.30am. Free. Drop-in. a chat with other carers. Contact Margaret Bounce & Rhyme 11-11.45am. Free. Drop-in. Play & Learn Under 5s (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm at Irchester Library. Play and Learn Under 5s 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Sing and Sign Earls Barton Library. Drop-in. At the library, Pebble Lane. 1.30pm - Babes, 2.30pm - stage 1. Play and Learn Under 5s (Finedon) 10.30am to 11.30am in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in.

Tuesdays

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Mucky Pups Messy Play 9.30-11am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £3 for 1st child, £1 siblings. Contact 01933 272119 Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 10 to 10.30am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm in term time at Wellingborough Library. Play and Learn Under 5s (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 1s (Wollaston) 2.15pm to 3.15pm in term time at Wollaston Library. Drop-in. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School Dance) 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farm Community Centre

Wednesdays Irchester Babies & Toddlers (BATS) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter.

Key:

Swimming

St Mark’s Buggy Club 1.30-3pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway. Voluntary 50p donation. Contact Joy: 01933 676368. Doddington Ducklings 1.30-3pm at Great Doddington Memorial Hall. Alternate Wednesdays. Toys, snack, rhyme time and tea/coffee & cake for adults. Kate: krodwell@hotmail.com Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4 to 5pm at The Studio, Earls Barton.

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS The Rascals Music Session 9.45-10.45am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child. 01933 272119. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 10am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

SATURDAYS Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Beginners Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am Junior Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Rowan Gate School.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3pm and 5pm at Scott Bader Pool, Wollaston.

Rhymetime (Irchester) 9.30am to 10am in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in. Jigsaw Toddler Group 9.30am to 11am at Diana’s Health & Fitness, Finedon Road. Contact Gemma: info@compasschurch.co.uk

Physical classes

St Mary’s Thursday Club Finedon 1.30pm to 3pm at The Mission room, Well street, Finedon. £2 for the 1st child, 50p thereafter. Term time only.

Punchin Pandas 9am to 10am at Redwell Leisure Centre. For ages 4+

Mini Champs Toddler Group 10am-11.30am at Everyday Champions Church, 47-61 Havelock St. Call 01933 225543.

Music, Dance & Drama

Play and Learn Under 5s 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Wellingborough Library. Drop-in.

Mini Dribblers Football 9.30 to 10.15am for 18 months to 3 years and 10.15 to 11am for 3 to 5 years at Redwell Leisure Centre.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Rhymetime (Wollaston) 10am to 10.30am at Wollaston Library. Drop-in.

Rhymetime (Finedon) 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in.

Sundays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 2.30pm and 4.30pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Arts & Crafts

Parent & Tot Group / Other


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Eyecare for Children Children up to the age of 18 and in education are entitled to a free eye exam and free glasses under the NHS.

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ood vision is critical to a child’s early educational, functional and social development. Parents should be aware that it is essential to address the child’s visual needs as early as possible. The eyes continue to develop during childhood. The majority of children at birth are long sighted which, if within normal limits, will correct itself as the child matures. However if poor vision is not properly corrected early there is a risk of permanently poor vision. One in five school children could have undetected poor sight (RNIB). Recent studies have shown that many pupils are struggling with poor eyesight because eye tests are no longer routinely carried out in schools. Sight problems can wreck academic performance – or even lead to children being wrongly classed as “special educational needs”. Typical warning signs are: Excessive blinking, Squinting, Peering closely at Books and TV, Bumping into objects, Poor performance at school The importance of good eyesight in childhood cannot be overstated. Around 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, yet many children do not see well enough to reach their full potential. Part of the problem is that children may not recognize they have a visual defect. It’s also easy for parents to think there’s nothing wrong with their child’s eyesight, not realizing that vision can change very quickly as young eyes develop At Stirling Opticians we use special computerised test charts so that we can check the vision of children that can’t read letters yet, and even younger toddlers and babies can have their vision assessed by our opticians using special equipment that measures the way images are being formed in the eye.

Did you Know? • 1 in 8 boys have a colour vision problem, early detection can help them choose a career where this isn’t a problem • Treatment for lazy eye or squint is far more effective if started at the age of 2-3 rather than 8+ • Children can wear contact lenses if the optician feels the child and parents can work together to care for the lenses

Funky Glasses for children Over the last few years, it has become more accepted and even fashionable for kids to wear glasses and this is reflected in the wide range of frame styles that are available. At Stirling Opticians we offer a large choice of free frames including branded ones from the likes of Batman, Superman, Barbie, and also designer brands to keep your young ones looking cool (Bench Kids, Kickers, Guess just to name a few). What sets us apart is our ranges of specialist children’s eyewear, for example Tomato eyewear and Erin’s World frames. Tomato frames are comfortable, colourful, practical frames which have been expertly designed with babies and children in mind. They can be fully adjusted to fit properly to a child’s head and are virtually unbreakable. They also come in a range of cool colours and designs. Erin’s World frames accommodate and fit children and adults with Down syndrome. Unlike other frames, the bridge is adjusted to fit on the unique features of the nose and the arms are modified to keep the glasses from constantly slipping. Erin’s World frames are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit toddlers through adults.

Contact us on 01536 511605 and speak to our specialist childrens eyewear advisors. ‘Kids in Specs UK’ on Facebook is a great support group for helping parents of kids that have eye conditions or wear glasses.

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Index Activities & Days Out

Cheeky Monkees Holiday Inn Corby La Faire Bébé Mini Meadows Nene Valley Railway Newlands Shopping Centre Royal & Derngate Theatre Swansgate Centre The Core at Corby Trilogy Leisure West Lodge Rural Centre Wicksteed Park

Business Opportunities

Partlite Scentsy

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Clubs & Classes Corby Borough Council - Activities for Under 5s

Arts, Crafts & Cookery Always Time to Bake

Dance Schools

Barbara Hooton School of Dancing En Pointe Melody Bear

Music & Movement

Giggles & Wiggles Sing & Sign

Physical Activity

Kettering Gym Tots Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Punchin Pandas Scrum Kids Tots Play

Swim Schools

Bubble Babies Infant Aquatics Jenny’s Dolphins

Theatre Schools Stagecoach

Language Classes Lingotot

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Health & Beauty

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Pregnancy & Birth

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Services

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